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New game of the ascent of Mont Blanc.

Author Smith, Albert
Title New game of the ascent of Mont Blanc.
Imprint London : London : A.N. Myers
Date of Publication ca. 1856
Language
Notes A rare Victorian board game comprising a folded lithograph mounted on cloth with 54 coloured vignettes describing a route from London to the summit of Mt Blanc. The game was devised by Albert Smith, a popular author and showman. He drew on his experiences during an ascent of Mt Blanc in 1851 to devise a flamboyant entertainment 'The Ascent of Mt Blanc' which was presented at the Egyptian Halls in Piccadilly from 1852 until his death in 1860. This acquisition complements other items of 'Albert Smithiana' in the Graham Brown and Lloyd collections.
Shelfmark GB/C.187
Acquired on 30/01/01
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